Where tradition began, excellence continues.

Message from Principal David Ewers

Good Morning North Community,

We have two weeks left! Please keep working with your student and promoting a strong finish to the school year! Thank you so much for your support and Go Bison!

May Calendar

We have made adjustments to our May Schedule . Please make sure you read the new schedule and adjust your plans accordingly.



CAA & CTC Students

Just a reminder that the CAA and CTC will run our "normal" schedule this week. A couple of the high schools have flipped Friday and Monday, but since it was not all five we will maintain our regular schedule. Thursday, May 12th, will be the last day seniors report to CAA or CTC. This has also been shared with our students.

Merriam Park Senior Celebration

Merriam Park seniors join us for a celebration at Merriam Park on May 10th right after school. We want to get together one more time as a class and celebrate.

Notes from Attendance

If you need to call your student in absent or call to have your student released early, Please call the hotline at 913-993-6945.

  • Follow the directions and leave a message for the Attendance office.
  • Please do not call numerous times as this will slow the process down for all.
  • Leaving a message on any other number in the attendance center will not guarantee a timely response.
  • We request you call a minimum of 30 minutes before your student needs to be released in order for us to have time to get your student a pass.
  • They will send an electronic pass through email to your student.

Thank you for your help with this.

SENIORS - REQUIRED Surveys for Graduation

There are (2) surveys that Seniors are REQUIRED to fill out before graduation.

  1. The first survey is in Skyward. It is called the Graduate Information Sheet. It gives us information about how to contact them after graduation, what their plans are after SMNHS, scholarship information and where they would like their final transcript sent. It is available now!
  2. The second survey can be found at: resources. Under the Student Resources heading, click on Senior Class Exit Survey. This is information the district requests. It will be available next week.

Seniors and Senior Parents/Guardians,

Seniors and Senior Parents/Guardians,

There are (2) surveys that Seniors are REQUIRED to fill out before graduation.

The first survey is in Skyward. It is called the Graduate Information Sheet. It gives us information about how to contact them after graduation, what their plans are after SMNHS, scholarship information and where they would like their final transcript sent. It is available now!

The second survey can be found at

OR Navigate to : resources. Under the Student Resources heading, click on Senior Class Exit Survey. This is information that the district requests.


Wednesday, May 11- Finals 3,5,7

Thursday, May 12- Finals 2,4,6

Friday, May 13- Final 1


**This includes In person, mid-year grads, Horizons - ALL NEED TO ATTEND. If you are not taking a final or have already turned in your Macbook (ie. Mid year Grad, Horizons) you may arrive at 10:15am

Wednesday, May 13 - senior last day (exact times will be provided in later weeks)

  • 7:40 - 9:10 - 1st hour final
  • Time Frame 9:30 - MacBook roll in (Learning
  • Commons)
  • 10:30- Graduation Practice (Auditorium/Stadium/Field House)

    • Announcements and walk through

    • Final checkout with counselors

    • TICKETS, Caps, gowns (Current year fees must be paid to receive)

    • Gifts

  • Lunch -After graduation practice, students will picnic on the legacy patio

Honor your SMN Senior with a Legacy Brick!

Celebrate the tradition of Shawnee Mission North! Legacy Bricks are a great way to honor students, alumni, and staff!

For a tax deductible donation of $45, an engraved brick will be added to the Legacy Brick Courtyard, located just outside the SMN stadium/pool entrance.

Please complete a separate form for each brick ordered. If you have questions, or need additional information, please email or

Now is the time to secure 2022-23 bus service for your K-12 students

The Shawnee Mission School District provides free bus transportation to students living 2.5 miles or more from the school in their attendance area. To receive free busing you must register with DS Bus Lines.

To register students for transportation visit DS Bus Lines website.

Students who live less than 2.5 miles from the school in their attendance area may pay to ride the bus in areas with established routes. The 2022-23 bus rate is $185.00 per student, per semester or $370.00 per student for the school year. Routes will be established annually based on interest and enrollment numbers. Routes will be built around those who have registered by July 22 for the 2022-23 school year. To pay for busing visit DS Bus Lines website.

Families who pay fees by July 22, 2022 will receive a discount:

· $160.00 per student per semester ($320.00 per year)

· Payment must be received or postmarked by July 22, 2022 to receive the discount.

Sign up for Textcaster Alerts here to receive text messages when a bus is delayed more than 10 minutes. This is very convenient during times of bad weather.

Contact DS Bus Lines at 913-384-1190 with any questions.

4th Quarter After School Tutoring

Students are invited to stay after school on Mondays and Wednesdays in the Learning Commons for after school tutoring. Five staff members are available for support, including one teacher from each of the core subjects- math, ELA, science, and social studies. Free meals are available for all students at 3:00pm in the cafeteria and free rides home within the North area boundaries at 4:30pm.Remaining dates include Monday and Wednesdays through May 11th.

Weekly Schedule Reminders....

Please always check the school calendar for the most up to date schedule SMN Calendar


STUCO/Pep Club Update

Have a great week North! Don’t forget, it’s best to be a bison!!



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Students must pass their classes with a D (60%) or better in order to receive credit for the class. Students not attaining credits are in danger of not graduating with their classmates. Effective the 21-22 school year, the district will no longer reclassify students. We wanted you to be aware that even though students’ grade levels will progress from 9 to 12, this will not necessarily mean your student has enough credits to meet the graduation requirements. Per the SMSD Program Planning Guide, below is the chart of the minimum number of credits students must earn in order to remain on track to graduate with their classmates.

  • Students will advance forward in grade level based on the number of years they have been in high school. Beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, students will no longer be required to meet a minimum credit threshold to advance to the next grade level. However, students must meet all graduation requirements in order to graduate. The following chart should be used as a guide to evaluate whether a student is on track for graduation.


End of Grade 9 - 5.5 credits

End of Grade 10 - 11.5 credits

End of Grade 11 - 16.5 credits

End of Grade 12 - 23.5 credits

You can find your student’s progress with their Graduation Requirements on your Skyward home page under “Graduation Requirements”.

Summer Programs are posted on the SMSD website:

Summer Academy


If you have questions or your student is behind on credits, please reach out to your student’s Academic Counselor by email or phone.

Jeinny Morris - A-D&ELL, 913-993-6932

Leah Murray - E - K, 913-993-6935

Jenny Fontaine - L - Q, 913-993-6934

Deanna Griffey - R - Z, 913-993-6933

College Scholarship Information

Click on the link for more information about Scholarships.

Scholarship Database

Student Scholarships

Student JOB Postings


3&2 Baseball - Concession Crew - email

Amazon - Apply by click this link

The Carriage Club - Lifeguards Needed - email - Michael Wolowicz or call 913-363-1124

Colony Woods HOA - Lifeguard needed -

Dairy Queen - visit our website - CLICK HERE

Family Tree Nursery - visit their website, click on Careers

Freddy's - Summer Help needed apply here

Homewood Suites by KS Speedway - email

Home Depot - Garden Associates - text Jobs to 52270 or visit this link

JCPRD - looking for summer lifeguards, marina workers, swim lesson instructor click here

Kansas City YMCA - click here Lifeguards needed

Kansas City YMCA - Summer Camp Counselors - Click here

Lawrence Pest Control - $15 per hour, email

Milburn Country club - Golf shop - email Zack Proffitt or call at 913-432-1224

City of Mission - Lifeguards Needed - email to apply. $250 bonus

City of Mission - Camp Counselors - email to apply

Panera in Mission - 913-722-0900 or apply at www.panamerica

Stanley Steemers - Looking for Seniors that want full & Part time jobs. 913-538-8579

Top Golf - Apply online at

Go to student services for more information.


SMN Athletics & Activities

Athletic Update

Spring Sports Update


  • Varsity fell to Shawnee Mission East 4-3 on Friday on the final play of the game. East was down 3-2 in the bottom of the eleventh inning when Scotty Fegen doubled on a 2-2 count, scoring two runs. North lost despite out-hitting Shawnee Mission East nine to six. In the bottom of the fifth inning, East tied things up at two when Fegen lined out, driving in a run. Emitt Gates led things off on the hill for the Bison. The righthander surrendered two runs on two hits over four and two-thirds innings, striking out eight. Jordan Black and Messenger entered the game from the bullpen, throwing five and a third innings and one-third of an inning respectively. We racked up nine hits in the game. Sam Cloud and Hunter Calkins all had multiple hits and Calkins and Cloud each collected two hits to lead North.
  • Varsity watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 3-0 loss to Olathe West on Tuesday. Olathe West took the lead on a home run in the second inning. One bright spot for North was a single by Cade Austin in the first inning. Kasey Crawford pitched Olathe West to victory. The bulldog went six and two-thirds innings, allowing zero runs on four hits, striking out two and walking one. Eric Duarte took the loss for North The pitcher went seven innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and striking out one. Austin led North with two hits in three at bats.


For additional updates please check the following social media accounts:

Spring sports are often played at the mercy of the weather. Please check the following for updates on any schedule changes:

Spring sports schedules

North Twitter handle

Spring Coaching Staff

Varsity Baseball Coach

Rusty Jones -

Varsity Girls Softball Coach

Julie True

Twitter: @SMNorthSoftball

Varsity Tennis Coach

Eric Sparks

Varsity Golf Coach

Walter Mansfield -

Varsity Track and Field Coach

Aaron Davidson

Twitter: @SMNTrack

Varsity Girls Swim and Dive Coach

Kailey Morash -

Twitter: @SMNGirlsSwim

Varsity Girls Soccer Coach

Jaime Velez -

Twitter: @smngirlssoccer


Summer Camps - we hope your family will participate in our summer camp programs. To register please click on the links below:

Boys Camps

Girls Camps

COVID 19 Automatic Waiver 2023-23 Enrollment - NCAA

Given the continuing impact of COVID-19 on the educational environment, the NCAA Eligibility Center has partnered with the NCAA membership to identify adjustments to the initial-eligibility certification process for students who initially enroll full time in an NCAA Division I or II school during the 2023-24 academic year. Click here to learn more about these important adjustments. This directly impacts rising seniors. Please share this information with your athletes!


Student Recognitions



B - ROC Bison Reaching Out to the Community

Shawnee Mission North High School and Shawnee Mission North PTSA recognize and encourage student and community volunteer efforts in conjunction with the Presidential Volunteer Service Awards. Find more information and a service log sheet below

BROC Opportunities

If you are looking for volunteer hours and like to work outdoors, one of our North Alums is looking for some help on Saturday, April 23rd, anytime between 8 am and 4 pm. They will be removing a deck and doing various yard work activities. If you are interested, please contact Lori Bueller at 913-449-2918.

For SMN PTSA/Booster Club news and updates like us on Facebook and follow on Twitter....


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For SMN PTSA/Booster Club news and updates like us on Facebook and follow on Twitter....


News from SMSD

Food Service will be offering Summer Lunch Bunch this summer at six SMSD sites. For children ages 1-18, a free lunch will be offered onsite from 11:30am to 12:30pm Monday through Friday. The sites and dates Summer Lunch Bunch will be offered are:

Dates: June 6- July 22, 2022. (Closed June 20 &July 4) Locations: Comanche, Crestview, Nieman and Rosehill

Dates: June 13-July 1, 2022 and July 11-22, 2022 (Closed June 20 &July 4) Locations: Trailridge

Dates: June 13-July 1, 2022 and July 11-29, 2022 (Closed June 20 &July 4) Locations: Shawnee Mission West

Additional food service information is available on the district’s website at



Canvas Parent App Directions

  • Download the Canvas Parent App from the App Store or Google Play store.
  • Follow the prompts to create your account. Create a username and password.
  • Search SMSD (Shawnee Mission School District) > Shawnee Mission North > Eventually it will ask you for a “Pairing Code”
  • To find your student’s “Pairing Code”
    1. In your student’s Canvas account have your student click on “Account” (Top Left)
    2. Click on “Settings” > then click on “Pair with Observer” (Right side)
    3. Enter this “Pairing code” when prompted in your Canvas Parent App.
  • Note that each parent needs a different code, therefore repeating this process to generate a different code. If more than one student, you will be prompted to “add student” on the app. Repeat the process to generate their observer code.
  • If your student will not provide the code to you, please reach out to the school to get the Pairing Code.
  • Additional Canvas gradebook information can be found here.